You have been busy lifting and moving things — and your knees are paying for it. You really overdid it because you feel some knee tightness but no pain. Are you wondering what the cause of your stiff knees is? There can be many reasons for knee tightness but no pain.
According to Medical News Today, the knee is the most complex and largest joint in the body. By design, the knee is meant to help support the body, help you sit and stand, offer stability, and act as a shock absorber. The knee joint is made up of bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, a joint capsule, 14 bursa sacs and muscles. If any of these elements are injured, knee tightness but no pain can occur.
Causes of knee tightness but no pain
There can be many reasons why you may be experiencing knee stiffness. If your discomfort is in the front of your knee, you may have runner’s knee. More than likely since you are not experiencing pain, you have strained a muscle. To determine the root cause of your pain, you should consider physical therapy.
Can you treat knee tightness at home?
Perhaps your knee tightness but no pain is new. If so, you may be able to try some exercises at home to help ease your discomfort. Some examples of at-home exercises you can do for your knee tightness include:
- Low-impact exercises such as walking, biking or swimming.
- Balance training exercises.
- Range-of-motion exercises.
Treating your knee stiffness at home may provide you with some relief. However, if your knee tightness continues for a significant amount of time or worsens, consider scheduling an appointment with a physical therapist.
Physical therapy for knee stiffness
Are you tired of this knee tightness? Physical therapy may be the solution for you. Armor Physical Therapy will work with you to determine the source of your discomfort. Our specialists will then create a customized plan to help you get moving again.
Contact us today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.